Last winter a large limb dropped off our stunning yet very elderly copper beech. It took about a day to cut away the brash-wood and smaller diameter branches. Knowing that in a few months the floor beneath the tree canopy would be a wash with spanish bluebells, I cut the remaining limb into lengths and piled them below. Beech wood and blue bells just look so at home together.
As part of a five month break from the garden I’ve gone to spend some time at Great Dixter; a stunning and innovative institutional garden in East Sussex. Living on site, my days are spent working alongside the team, led by the world renowned head gardener, Fergus Garrett. I’ve created a separate header on this blog named ‘Dixter’, under which I will be keeping a short account of the things I’m getting up to here: Dixter